The Texas Council for Developmental Disabilities (TCDD) is seeking two Public Policy Analysts to conduct activities that support the public policy and legislative advocacy activities of TCDD. The positions are based in Austin, Texas.
Public Policy Analysts will perform highly-complex professional public policy and legislative advocacy activities consistent with TCDD’s goals and objectives. The positions will monitor the disability policy discussions of state agency boards, advisory bodies or workgroups, and the Texas Legislature in order to recommend strategies to advance the goals and objectives of TCDD. Public Policy Analysts will collaborate on policy issues with other disability-related organizations and groups. The positions will also share accomplishments of TCDD grantees related to policy change.
Essential functions of the Public Policy Analyst positions include:
- Policy Oversight: Collaborates on public policy activities to support TCDD advocacy priorities. Public policy activities may include monitoring, reviewing, and providing analysis of policy and legislation that could impact people with developmental disabilities (DD).
- Reporting: Develops fact sheets, issue papers, briefing documents, and other correspondence on policy positions.
- TCDD Liaison: Represents and advances TCDD positions at the Capitol, in workgroups, advisory boards, etc. The Public Policy Analysts also identify advocacy opportunities that connect people with DD and families with policymakers.
- Funding/Grant Review: Supports TCDD funding initiatives by providing research, consultation, and guidance on public policy issues while assisting in the review, implementation, and reporting of funding activities.
- Support: Provides technical assistance to the TCDD Public Policy Committee to identify and engage in issues according to the Council’s priorities and mission. The Public Policy Analysts also provide technical assistance to the TCDD Grants Management team in order to incorporate advocacy-related capacity building and systems change activities in grant proposals.
Public Policy Analysts report to and support the Public Policy Director to integrate best and promising practices and emerging trends into Council practices and activities.
Qualified applicants will have:
- Education: Graduation from a four-year college or university with major course work in education, liberal arts, public affairs, or social sciences.
- Experience: At least two years of professional experience in planning, coordinating, and evaluating advocacy or public policy strategies. Experience in programs that provide direct services and supports for people with DD is preferred.
Additional relevant qualifications include, but are not limited to, an understanding of the health and human service delivery system in Texas, familiarity with the service and support needs of people with DD, and awareness of the Texas legislative process.
The full job description is available on the TCDD Public Policy Analyst job posting.
Salary and Benefits
The salary range is $3,763.16-$4,956.08 monthly and is part of the Total Compensation Package for State of Texas Employees. Learn more about the compensation package on the State Auditor’s Office website.
How to Apply for a TCDD Position
TCDD receives human resource services from the Texas Education Agency (TEA). All applicants are required to enter their employment applications using TEA’s Centralized Accounting and Payroll/Personnel System (CAPPS). Learn how to apply for a position with TEA using CAPPS. A resume and tailored cover letter are required attachments for applying to this position.
There is no deadline to apply; the positions will be filled when qualified applicants have been selected. To apply, visit the TCDD Public Policy Analyst job posting in CAPPS.